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was no underwriting. this lender by the way saddled with the new york attorney general's office because i don't know of you guys remember, it was called the preferred lender list where you know lenders were in some cases accused of paying b-schools for preferential treatment and for them to steer students toward a particular loan products. that was the case with this lender. when you think about, you can sort of understand some of the anger and how a generation may rightly feel very duped in some ways and stock with very little relief at this point now that they are so far in debt. >> now a look at the tenure and legacy of house speaker john boehner. we will show you as much of the "washington journal" segment as we can until the richard nixon 100 birthday gala in about half an hour. >> host: on wednesday here in the "washington journal" in our last hour taking look at a recent magazine piece. we are joined by robert costa at national review to talk about a couple of pieces you have written. we will start with the most recent. "boehner the survivor" is what you wrote on january 4, 2014. 13, excuse m
, but by almost any measurement, somewhere between three and eight million more will lose their homes if woe don't do something. so, i'd argue, it's not in the rearview mirror. in fact it's in front of us. who bears the cost or what's the consequence? there's lots of consequences, obviously. first and foremost, families who are disrupted and taken from their homes. and it's worth thinking about the numbers. we're talking tree or four our five million more families. that's as many as 20 million more americans. why it's a problem? mike alluded to. when you're underwater, your behavior changes. you don't spend as much money oning in. the only thing you consume more of is healthcare because are in the stress, look at the numbers, that goes up. so the costs are significant, both the families, and i'd argue to society, and obviously the communities in which these people live. foreclosures cost both hard dollars and soft dollars. there are property tax issues, and the consequences felt by all of us. >> mr. miller, do you have anything to add to that? in particular, road blocks to solutions. >> i don't
is the right step to take, but we also need to take a look at how we got guantÁnamo together. i don't know the bigger fiscal waste in guantÁnamo. as peter mentioned, 166 detainees were at guantÁnamo. almost $850,000 per person per year. maximum security confinement in a federal prison had to be about 30,000 dollars. we are spending 27 or 28 more times to keep people in guantÁnamo bay. if you consider the 166 people, the cia has concluded that we don't have this and they don't present a significant risk and we don't want to keep them. but it is because of their citizenship. you know, they give its consent to kill people, but they are not trustworthy when it comes to detainees. so there are things that are very critical in our view of yemen. i think that guantÁnamo remains part of this information. congress passed a bill that refused human rights violations and president obama sign it. in retaliation, the russians signed a bill that prevents american families from adopting russian children. vladimir putin was quite angry about this bill that was passed regarding guantÁnamo. so we wasted
problem and if you don't have an immediate transplant, you're going to die. but the good news is i have three donors, you can choose any one of them. one of them is a former olympic athlete and prior to her demise, she was practicing every day for the olympics. another one was a former triathlon athlete and he was swimming and running everyday. the third one is an 80-year-old comptroller. which one would you like? and he thought for a moment and said i will take the comptroller. they prepared for the surgery and should the man's wife said why would you she was a heart transplant donor of an 80-year-old? and he said, his heart has never been used. [laughter] [laughter] so how do we maintain national security? especially in leaner budget times. the defense budget -- but we have seen some real declines and there may be more coming. so what do we need to do to accommodate leaner times? well, i will offer three starts as a strategy as to how we go about maintaining national security that is the person more important thing. the second thing is we have to make more disciplined use of the money
, just so you don't think were picking on dod, a.i.d. is no better. as far as we can tell, they have a hard time grasping what they constructed and even where they are located. and i would ask you to go to our web site in the next month or two and you are going to see an interesting audit and the findings i believe are going to be, we are missing a number of buildings that we thought we had dealt in afghanistan. i don't know where they went, but they be they were never built. the second issue that we are facing has to do with quality assurance. it is our job at sigar to conduct oversight of the reconstruction effort, but it is also the responsibility of the agencies, the implementing agencies, to monitor the progress and to do the due diligence before you turn them over to the afghans -- government. we are unfortunately finding that agencies often, often fail to fully implement their quality assurance programs. let's go back to the kunduz garrison. we found that quality assurance process was virtually nonexistent during the first nine months of the project. the most critical nine-m
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